Friday, September 05, 2008

O'Reilly on Obama

Bill O'Reilly wrote a column about the interview he had with Obama last night on Fox TV. O'Reilly has never been one of my favorites, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a bit surprised by his assessment. Here are the final paragraphs:
On the foreign policy front, Obama has convinced me that he is tough but cautious. He rose up quickly because he vehemently opposed the Iraq war. But now I see a man who understands the victory that has taken place in Iraq. I don't believe he wants to screw that up. I could be wrong.

After going mano-a-mano with Obama on television, I am also persuaded that he is a sincere guy—that he wants the best for all Americans. He's an ideologue, but not a blind one. He understands that his story is incredible, and, I have come to believe, he is grateful to the American system for allowing it happen.

It is true that we don't know whether Senator Obama has the ability to solve complex problems, but you can say that about all presidential contenders.

Like most politicians, Obama has used guile and good luck to accumulate his power. He can be ruthless, kind, unfair, and generous. In short, he's a real person trying to achieve an unreal position—that of the most powerful person in the world.

1 Comments:

Blogger adam jk gallardo said...

It's hard to believe such an even-handed assessment came from Papa Bear!

9:50 PM  

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